E-liquid is what’s known as vape juice or e-juice. This liquid is converted into vapour by the e-cig, and it comes in wide variety of flavours and nicotine strengths. That means that the exact makeup of your vape juice will vary somewhat, but there are two main base ingredients of any vape juice.
These two ingredients are:
Vegetable Glycerin (VG) – a sweet, vegetable based liquid. It helps produce the vapour, simulating smoke. This ingredient is non-toxic, and a vape juice with a higher concentration of this ingredient will feel smoother to inhale.
Propylene Glycol (PG) – an ingredient commonly found in things like food colouring, and as an additive in some medicines. It’s this that provides the throat sensation. It’s non-toxic and thinner in consistency than the Vegetable Glycerine.
The ratio of VG to PG will have a noticeable impact on how the vapour feels when inhaled. Starting from a standard 50% PG / 50% VG split, you’ll find higher VG blends provide a smoother and sweeter vape, while higher PG variants offer more intensity and a better throat sensation.
These two ingredients are then combined with natural or artificial flavours, to give the vape juice its distinct taste and scent. There may be some diluents too, such as distilled water, to help bring the strength down and make the mixture runnier. In most e-liquids, you’ll find nicotine is also added, however you can get liquids that are nicotine-free.
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